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Spencer Stensrude
Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Kaune
Office Manager/HR Coordinator

Jordan Colby
Venture Associate

Loran Steinlage
Farm Trial & Member Success Specialist

Tim Putnam
Head of Platform

Dean Moretz
Board Member

David Underwood
Board Member

David Nelson
Board Member

Core Focus

"At Ag Ventures Alliance it’s all about the farmer!"

We are a nationally recognized farmer owned organization that’s primary purpose is making early stage investments in innovative technologies that enhance on-farm profitability.

Core Values

Integrity, commitment and respectfulness and we strive to leave a legacy for the farmer by making opportunistic early stage investments in agricultural innovation.

We are unique from other early stage investors in the ag innovation sector in four ways:
  • We are an “evergreen fund” which allows us to be more patient money than others;
  • We invest in companies that are earlier stage than most other institutional investors, many times investing in companies that have not yet sold product;
  • We can rely on a network of hundreds of farmers to advise us on what products are needed and which ones are likely to make them money; and,
  • We are focused on profitability at the farm level.

Our Guarantee

"To keep the Farmer top of mind in everything we do."


"Play a vital role in creating a vibrant rural economy, driven by vision, knowledge, technology and novel business opportunities in the agricultural sector."
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Investments Made in 8 states